Ursula Rall

Ursula Rall


B.A. Bates College

Research Interests

Colonial Mexico
African Diaspora

Dissertation Topic

Forging Inter-Urban Communities: The Spatial Mobility and Social Networks of Women of African Descent in Seventeenth-Century New Spain

Faculty Advisors

Yanna Yannakakis
Javier Villa-Flores


I am interested in the social history of Afro-descended women in seventeenth-century Mexico. My dissertation research explores the spatial mobility of Black women within and between Mexico City, Puebla, and Veracruz from roughly 1580 until 1740.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my research or the graduate program.